CNS Communiqué


NACNS was pleased to open Annual Conference registration earlier this year, on November 2, 2018.  This was done to allow NACNS members who need a longer planning window to be able to come to the 2019 Annual Conference, March 6 – 9th at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.  This meeting will be memorable experience, providing national-level networking with CNSs opportunities to hear about cutting-edge, evidence-based practice and quality projects, and a first-hand chance to see how your CNS colleagues are lowering costs through decreases patient in-hospital days, reducing infection and increasing the skills of the nurses who consult with the CNS.

New this year, we are implementing advanced skills-building workshops that will allow CNSs to leave the meeting with new skills that can be used immediately.  These include suturing, advanced neuro assessment and enteral feeding – new technology tube placement and more.  This year we are featuring a workshop designed by Cardinal Health with input from CNSs and dieticians on the placement and care of feeding tubes.  This advanced workshop will help CNSs learn about the new types of feeding tubes, determine when to place and remove feeding tubes and key nutritional assessment factors.  Don’t miss this important featured workshop.

Clinically-oriented pharmacology sessions will help CNSs reach their pharmacology CE requirements and help them refine their patient care.  While pharmacology sessions are included in the body of the conference, NACNS also is offering a preconference with three excellent pharmacy sessions.

Other changes have been implemented in 2019!  The exhibits and poster sessions will open on Wednesday evening and close on Friday afternoon.  The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 6th for all attendees to allow everyone an early look at the exhibits.

Don’t forget to consider buying a ticket for the CNS Institute’s first annual CNS Fellow Induction Dinner.  This dinner will be held Friday evening, March 8th.  You don’t want to miss seeing the first group of fellows inducted!

The NACNS 2019 Annual Conference, filled with top-notch presenters and papers, will be “The” meeting to attend next year.